Smoking includes cigarettes, cigars and pipes involving various types of tobacco products. E-Cigarettes, or vaping, has become a popular alternative. Smoking is legal for anyone over the age of 18. There are many people in all walks of life who smoke. Some do it socially while others regularly smoke daily.

How does smoking affect wellbeing?

Most smokers know the adverse effects it has on the body, not only for the person who smokes, but for everybody that breathes in the smoke around them. Quitting smoke can seriously improve your wellbeing in a short period, with lasting and life-altering benefits in the long-term.

When you quit smoking, over time you start to breathe easier, you have more energy and feel less stressed. With improved blood flow your body regains sensitivity, which leads to more enjoyable sex, and fertility and pregnancy is healthier and stronger too. Other senses like smell and taste return and your complexion improves. People who give up smoking have found they have whiter teeth, sweeter breath and live longer compared to most smokers.

A smoke-free home protects your family and helps them grow healthier too. Stopping smoking also has the added of saving a lot of money.

How can I improve my wellbeing?

Stopping smoking is one of the best things you’ll ever do for your health. Reducing the amount of smoking can also help, or limiting where you smoke – for example, never inside enclosed spaces or near children.

If you want to quit smoking you are far more likely to be successful if you quit with support.

Use the services below to find support:

Healthier Futures

NHS Live Well

NHS Smokefree

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